Courage of a Bird

red birdI saw this one single bird

Sitting alone watching

For his turn to go

To the bird feeder

I thought of his patience

As I was on my own way

To see Al today

I was not surprised

That he was still suffering

Pain has once again

Become red like

The color of this bird

I ask God to help Al

To have courage

To stand alone

As this beautiful

Creature is also doing

For his time is coming

Where he will also

Be able to feast

And enjoy the comfort

Of sitting in his new  home

Smiling and dancing

To the music of

Hearing God’s voice

And I know that he will

One day stand strong

And alone with no help

And he will look down

Through the clouds

And wave to me

I will see a big smile

On his face and as

I make out what his

Lips are forming

I can see with no doubt

That his words are

Saying I made it sis

I made it……………

Terry Shepherd







Life Sucks

Well, life sucks. Isn’t this a hoot? I write about my questions I am going through, and Al wakes up in pain. He was in a lot of pain last evening, all through the night, and it continued

I've had a migraine/headache for 6 days straig...

into this morning.

I knew that he suffered from being placed on the scooter for too long in order for the caregiver to get her hours, but I didn’t realize the after effects on the knees. He could still barely walk this morning, and is still in tears.

After his shower this morning, I force myself to tell the story of Al’s pain due to the scooter, and the caregiver tells me that she has an interview with a business and wants to take it! She is going to continue the showers until her time is over here and her new job starts.

I sat here and fretted about her not getting her hours from me, and she already had it planned that she wasn’t staying. Life sucks, isn’t this just the hoots? Now what direction is everything going to head???